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LAS Demands Amended Rent Relief Programs to Benefit More New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society called on the Governor and New York State Legislature to help tenants who are suffering financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by Gothamist.
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Watch: LAS Fights to Keep Tenants Warm This Winter

The Legal Aid Society is taking on a Queens landlord after tenants have languished for months without heat, according to CBS New York.
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LAS Applauds New Law Establishing Deadlines for Tenant Repairs

New legislation establishes a 60-day maximum for property owners to make court-ordered repairs, reports Real Estate Weekly.
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LAS Files Suit Requiring Newark to Accept Housing Vouchers From Homeless New Yorkers

The federal class action, filed with Lowenstein Sandler LLP, would allow individuals to move from a NYC homeless shelter to an apartment in Newark using one-time rent subsidies, according to POLITICO New York.
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LAS Slams New York’s Rent Relief Misfire

A new report released by the Department of Housing and Community Renewal shows that less than $40 million of that $100 million slated for statewide emergency rent relief was disbursed, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Wins Petition to Intervene on Behalf of Homeless New Yorkers

A federal judge granted a motion by The Legal Aid Society and Lowenstein Sandler LLP on behalf of individuals using rent subsidies funded by New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance program, reports POLITICO New York.
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LAS Calls for Increased Outreach to Tenants Facing Eviction Defaults

Gov. Cuomo ordered a 60 day window to protect struggling New Yorkers but more direct communication is required amid policy confusion, reports Law360.​
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LAS Sounds Alarm as Executive Order Pausing Default Judgments Expires

Attorneys say struggling tenants are at risk of defaulting unwittingly amidst policy confusion, according to Law360.
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LAS Blasts Fordham Manor Landlord Over Derelict Building Conditions

Negligence and mismanagement have left tenants without gas for nearly a year, according to Norwood News.
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LAS Urges Direct Rental Assistance From Federal Government

As Washington debates a stimulus package, The Legal Aid Society called on the Trump Administration and Congress to enact measures to protect tenants who are struggling to pay rent​, according to Univision.
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